What’s better than one Ferrari? Two Ferraris. (Unless you don’t like Ferraris, that is.) These two remind me of my cats at dinnertime, but they’re begging me to drive them rather than to feed them.
If there’s one thing we know about modern NASCAR, it’s that the sanctioning body often takes the most complicated route in order to solve a problem. Look at the points system. But there was a painfully obvious way to go in its most recent “fix” to make a parade of a race more interesting, and NASCAR didn’t do it.
According to a report from The Oregonian, investigators said an intoxicated man told police he was “showing off” his new 2015 Subaru WRX when he wound up crashed into a nearby house. Police told the outlet that the car went through a yard and hit a power pole before crashing into the house.
Twitter user Shannon Watts started a firestorm on Sunday by saying she saw three passengers barred from a flight on United Airlines, apparently because they were wearing spandex leggings. In responding, United representatives repeated that the airline can “refuse passengers who are not properly clothed.”
No matter what preconceived notions you have about it being for little kids or whatever, Monster Jam is cool. And if it weren’t cool enough already, a driver landed a front flip in a monster truck on Saturday night.
Two-time United States Auto Club Silver Crown champion David Steele died in a sprint-car crash on Saturday night while racing at Florida’s Desoto Speedway. The Miami Herald reports that Steele’s car went airborne in a wreck during the main event, and that medical personnel pronounced him dead on track.
We should talk about the Formula One season opener. How’d you like it? Are you happy to see a different driver on the top step of the podium, at least? Are you missing Nico Rosberg? How’d you like the new cars? Let’s discuss.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Cole Custer has a history of being in the wrong place at the times when his fellow NASCAR competitors are feeling a bit too aggressive. But, in a rare sighting at Auto Club Speedway in California, Custer actually experienced a wreck without any greedy or petty motive behind it.
The upcoming three-seater McLaren hypercar, named the BP23 in its project stages, sounds like it’ll be cool. McLaren says the car will be its most powerful and most aerodynamic road car yet, and the manufacturer gave it the ultra-cool designation of a “Hyper-GT.” But is it cool enough for $2.5 million price tag?
Following a wreck that killed two people, an instructor at Las Vegas driving facility SpeedVegas filed a lawsuit against the track for being “unnecessarily dangerous.” The new Top Gear America, which will air later this year, named SpeedVegas as its official film studio and test track just five days ago. Update: The…
Two guys recently stopped by a city council meeting after a surf session in San Clemente, California, asking for a huge statue of the late Fast and Furious star Paul Walker to be erected as a “beacon of headlights that can guide us down a dusty road.” It is absolutely the best—and gnarliest—thing you will ever see. …
Police say a vehicle failed to yield to a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona on Friday and the two collided, according to reports. The Uber had a passenger and a person behind the wheel inside, according to police, and it rolled onto its side. There were no reported injuries in the crash.
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Remember the awkward coincidence of NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick being in the television booth when a driver he called a spoon-fed rich kid intentionally wrecked someone under caution? Well, that kid got no fines or penalties for it. Instead, NASCAR served up penalties to drivers whose cars failed inspection.
Remember two years ago, when BMW came out with that track-ready, water-injected BMW M4 GTS concept car? And then they actually produced it, and put a huge price tag on the thing? Well, we have some lovely photos of the car that you can view for a grand total of: free.
It isn’t often that racing spats over wrecks get super technical. It’s usually just a finger-pointing match over who hit whom and why. But after a wreck with Joey Logano in Las Vegas, Kyle Busch apparently asked to see his throttle data to determine if Logano hit him on purpose—after trying to punch him, of course.
This one will make your heart hurt. While out at Goodwood Circuit for the 75th Members’ Meeting on Sunday, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason slammed into an outside wall with his McLaren F1 GTR on a parade lap. Mason got out of the car and was walking around afterward.
After being spun out late in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Austin Dillon retaliated against a driver under caution. The scene felt odd, but it wasn’t the wreck. It was the steaming awkwardness of the broadcast, because the guy commentating called Dillon a spoon-fed rich kid when they were teammates.
Sorry, fellow penny pinchers: Less than a year after reintroducing a cheaper 60 kWh battery into its Model S lineup, Tesla will kill off that option in order to “simplify the ordering process.” It sounds like Tesla’s doing that because most people just buy the more expensive version or upgrade to it later.